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     40-18-14.   Employment of law enforcement officers for enforcement of marking and branding laws--Hiring of additional inspectors. The attorney general may employ four investigators for the purpose of enforcing the provisions of chapters 40-19 to 40-22, inclusive, and chapter 40-29. The investigators shall be certified law enforcement officers and shall enforce laws pertaining to inspection, sale, branding, misbranding, ownership, transportation, or theft of cattle, horses, mules, sheep, and buffalo. The investigators have all of the powers and authority of any law enforcement officer within the State of South Dakota while enforcing laws pertaining to cattle, horses, mules, sheep, and buffalo. This section does not restrict the attorney general from hiring inspectors, who are not law enforcement officers.

Source: SL 1947, ch 179; SDC Supp 1960, § 40.1201-2; SL 1967, ch 158; SL 1969, ch 167, § 3; SL 1977, ch 321, § 5; SL 1984, ch 269, § 1; SL 1988, ch 328, § 16; SL 2011, ch 1 (Ex. Ord. 11-1), § 160, eff. Apr. 12, 2011.

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